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Gorilla Holding a VW Bug Leicester
According to the owners of Pioneer Auto Sales, just south of Leicester, Vt., the conversation that led to their lawns hosting a giant gorilla holding a Volkswagen Beetle went something like this: When they asked local artist T.J. Neil to make a statue for the dealership, Neil responded, How about a giant gorilla? When they asked why a giant gorilla, Neil replied, So I can make him hold a car. The owners conclusion: Sure, but make his other hand stretched down, so people can sit in it. Even if you dont need a new car, you can sit in the gorillas right hand and stare in amazement at the golden VW Bug held 19 feet aloft in his left hand.